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7 best TVs under $1,000

Here, you'll find a TV to fit your needs while staying within your budget.

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CNET staff, Elisha Fieldstadt
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Best TVs under $1,000

So you want a new, amazing TV, but you don't want to spend a lot. 

Do you value high-quality picture? Built-in apps? Voice control? You'll find a TV to fit your needs (and your budget) here. 

Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured in this gallery.

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TCL 6 series Roku TV (2018)

When it comes to this line of Roku TVs, our David Katzmaier says it best: "With superb picture quality that rivals TV costing twice as much, TCL's 6 series is the best TV value we've ever reviewed."

The 55-inch model can be found on Amazon for $629.99, while the larger 65-inch model is $989.99.

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This inexpensive TV has a high-end look and feel

Roku TV is baked in to the TCL 6 series, so the user interface is simple to use. And it has more apps (and 4K HDR apps) than any other smart TV.

Plus, the new-for-2018 design scraps the old plastic look for a more high-end metallic finish.

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Vizio M-Series (2018)

Though outclassed by the TCL 6 series in both price and performance, the 65-inch Vizio M-Series ($898 at Walmart) offers full-array local dimming, a bright high-dynamic range (HDR) image and superior smart home connectivity via its built-in Chromecast.

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There are plenty of improvements over last year's model

The new 2018 design on the Vizio M-Series includes a slimmer border on the outside and a built-in, over-the-air TV tuner on the inside. There are more local dimming zones than last year's design, too.

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Vizio P-Series (2018)

CNET's David Katzmaier says the Vizio P-Series offers "excellent picture for the money," with deep blacks, rich contrast, plenty of brightness and excellent video processing. The true 120Hz refresh rate input, meanwhile, is a welcome feature for gamers.

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If you like smart TV, you'll want to buy a Roku with this one

While the Vizio P-Series delivers the best picture you can afford without going OLED, the built-in Chromecast smart television interface leaves something to be desired. The 55-inch Vizio P55-F1 is available through Walmart for $798.00.

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Sony Bravia XBR-49X900F (2018)

With minimalist styling that's a cut above budget models (per David Katzmaier's review), deep blacks, accurate color and excellent image quality, the 49-inch XBR-49X900F ($998.00 at Amazon) makes a great choice for Sony loyalists.

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The Bravia has one of the best built-in smart TV interfaces

The Sony Bravia XBR-49X900F has Android TV built in, which we find to be a step above what you get with Samsung, LG and Vizio. It responds well to voice commands, too, though it can be slow to respond.

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Vizio E-Series (2018)

Praised by David Katzmaier for "the best image quality available in this price range, thanks to local dimming," Vizio's E-Series delivers great contrast, especially in dark rooms.

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Clunky style, but a killer price point

The biggest knock against the Vizio E-Series is its somewhat outdated, clunky look. And we're not in love with its lackluster, built-in streaming, either. But at $729 for a 65-inch screen, it's still a great budget alternative to the Vizio M-Series and TCL 6 series.

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TCL 5 Series Roku TV

Perfect for those looking for a sleek TV on a small budget, the 4K TCL 5 Series is a definite step up, stylistically, from the less-expensive TCL 4 Series. We also love the simple-to-use Roku smart TV interface.

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Here's what TCL improved in 2018

The TCL Series 5 offers a handful of other upgrades over last year's Series 4, including an enhanced remote, Dolby Vision HDR and a wider color gamut. Prices on Amazon range from $319.99 for a 43-inch model to $699.99 for the 65-inch version.

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TCL 4 Series Roku TV (2017)

What's this? A 2017 TV on a list of the best TVs you can buy in 2019? Nope, it's not a mistake. The TCL S405 series offers "good enough" 4K picture quality at the ridiculously inexpensive price of $349.99 for a 55-inch screen.

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Easy to use, easy to love

And the Roku-based user interface is very simple to use, delivering tons of apps that update regularly. Netflix, Amazon Video, Sling TV and others are front-and-center and just a remote shortcut button away.

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